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Date published: December 10, 1997

Just in time for Santa...Permafrost Map of North Polar Region Makes Debut in San Francisco

A striking full-color map showing permafrost and ground ice over the Arctic and surrounding continental land masses has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey and will be displayed at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco this week. 

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Date published: December 10, 1997

Log on to Natural Hazards... Before They Become Disasters: USGS Scientists to Describe Their Agency’s Real-Time Monitoring of Natural Hazards

The ability to learn the magnitude and location of an earthquake almost as it’s happening and track rising flood waters are examples of the kind of "real-time" monitoring that enables anyone with a personal computer and access to the Internet to obtain information about natural hazards as they occur.

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Date published: December 10, 1997

USGS Real-Time, Flood-Monitoring Network Described in Special AGU Hazards Session

They don’t have bells and whistles, and you’ll probably never see one on "Baywatch," but the U.S. Geological Survey’s real-time, telemetered stream-gauges are proving their worth when it comes to saving lives and lessening flood damage

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Date published: December 9, 1997

Underground Flow of Nitrate Complicates Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

About half the high nitrate concentrations in nontidal streams and rivers that contribute to the decline of fish populations in Chesapeake Bay come from underground sources, according to research findings presented by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) today (Dec 9. 1997).

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Date published: December 8, 1997

Future energy source, greenhouse gas, drilling hazard ... USGS Scientists Describe Latest on Gas Hydrates

Scientists are taking another look at methane in gas hydrate, which contains perhaps twice as much organic carbon as all fossil fuels on earth. This gas may prove to be an energy resource for the future.

Date published: December 8, 1997

Heavy Breathing, Heavy Metals and Hazard Mitigation Are Topics For USGS Scientists at AGU

"Heavy breathing" at Yellowstone and heavy metals in the nation’s surface and ground-water are two subjects of more than 100 oral and poster presentations by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco, Dec. 8-12.

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Date published: December 7, 1997

Shaded-Relief Views of the Floor of San Francisco Bay on Display Tuesday at Moscone

Otis Redding may have waxed eloquently about "Sitting By the Dock of the Bay," but its flying over the floor of San Francisco Bay that has scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey humming a happy tune these days.

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Date published: December 7, 1997

Hayward Fault Is Still the Most Dangerous

The Hayward Fault is still the most dangerous earthquake fault in the San Francisco Bay area, according to U.S. Geological Survey scientists who will present the results from their latest research on that fault at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in San Francisco this week.

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Date published: December 3, 1997

Free USGS Public Lecture in December

Free public lecture: U.S. Geological Survey Geologist Henry Moore presents the latest "dirt" on Mars; viewing Mars from Sojourner at 7 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, Calif.

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Date published: December 1, 1997

Snapshot From Space... New Satellite Map of Chesapeake Bay to Aid Management Efforts

A poster produced from satellite images of the Chesapeake Bay watershed will aid a multi-state effort to restore and manage the Bay’s resources, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Date published: November 26, 1997

All Aboard! - Holiday Trains Make Tracks for Science

Model trains will be on track and circling the auditorium of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston during the holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 18, 19, 22, 23, and 24. Friends and neighbors are invited to:

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Date published: November 25, 1997

Sulawesi, Indonesia Earthquake

A strong earthquake, preliminary magnitude 6.8 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred on Minahassa peninsula on the island of Sulawesi, of Indonesia at 7:15 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (8:15 p.m. local time) Tues., Nov. 25. The epicenter was about 170 miles (270 km) west of the city of Manado.